Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Gulf Fritillary - Agraulis vanillae maculosa

Familia Nymphalidae - Subfamilia Heliconiinae

Espejitos/Gulf Fritillary© Hugo AguilarEspejitos/Gulf Fritillary© J. Simón TagtachianEspejitos/Gulf Fritillary© Victoria MansillaEspejitos/Gulf Fritillary© Sergio CusanoEspejitos/Gulf Fritillary© Sergio Cusano

Espejitos/Southern Fritillary© Gustavo F. BrahamianEspejitos/Southern Fritillary© Gustavo F. Brahamian

Differences with Mexican Silverspot Dione moneta
Moneta-espejitos/M. Silverspot- G. Fritillary© Sergio CusanoVery similar both in dorsal and ventral views. Together size difference is notorious. Darker orange colouring and lack of black and silver dots in Mexican Silverspot. Espejitos/Gulf Fritillary© FlorIf forewings are visible, Gulf Fritillary's black and silver dots are clearly seen (top). Whereas Mexican Silverspot (below) presents a rosy and yellowish area.Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© Miguel Ángel LuceroMore attention is to be paid when forewings hide between hindwings. Espejitos/Guls Fritillary© Victoria MansillaTwo white spots make out from rest in Mexican Silverspot (below). They have almost a U-like form. In Gulf Fritillary (above) there is only one. Three rosy dots are clearly seen on the basal part of the hindwing in Mexican Silverspot. Only one in Gulf FritillaryMoneta/Mexican Silverspot© J. Simón Tagtachian